February 8, 2016


Artena New


Artena New (nee Morrow), 87 years of age, and a resident of Monticello, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, surrounded by her family, at New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain. She was born March 19, 1926 in Delta, Kentucky in Wayne County. Artena was raised in Kentucky before coming to Henrietta Township in Read More…

Margaret A. “Peggy” Reid

Margaret A. “Peggy” Reid, 82, of Oberlin, died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Kendal at Oberlin. Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria, is handling arrangements.

Marguerite Mole


Marguerite Mole, 93, of Grafton, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014, in the Hospice of Medina County Center in Medina, following a short illness. She was born March 25, 1920, in Grafton Township and was a lifelong resident. A 1938 Belden High School graduate and Vice President of her class, Marguerite was a lifelong member Read More…

Keith M. Butler


Keith M. Butler, 72, of Sheffield Village, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at St. John Medical Center in Westlake, after a brief illness. Keith was born December 14, 1941 in Oakland, Maryland and has lived in Sheffield Village for the past 36 years, moving from Lakewood. He was United States Air Force Veteran and Read More…

Mabel D. Harbert

Mabel D. Harbert (nee Handel), 91, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Cheryl in Brooklyn, Ohio, after a long illness. She was born March 26, 1922, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and lived in Lorain county from 1945 until she retired to Homosassa, Florida in 1986. She was preceded in death by her husband, Read More…

Joseph F. Pavlich, Jr.

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Joseph F. Pavlich, Jr., 73, of Lorain, passed away at his residence Tuesday, February 25, 2014, following an extended illness. Joe was born in Lorain and remained a life-long resident. He attended Clearview High School. Mr. Pavlich was a proud veteran of the United States Navy, where he fulfilled duty assignments as a communications specialist Read More…

State wrestling notes: Division III saves day after early losses

Stan Bleich, right, of Elyria Catholic wrestles in the consolation round in Division III Thursday in Columbus. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

COLUMBUS — Division III begins the on-mat action at the state tournament, and the area’s D-III wrestlers had a rough go of it. In five opening-round matches, Division III area wrestlers went 1-4. Black River senior Sebastian Vidika pinned Ridgewood’s Colton Bethel at 106 pounds for the lone win. But the four wrestlers who lost their Read More…

Six University of Akron fraternity brothers face hazing charges

Six University of Akron fraternity brothers are facing assault and hazing charges for allegedly paddling a pledge from Grafton so hard that he had to be hospitalized when his injuries became infected. Arrest warrants were issued Thursday for Rinaldo Allen Jr., 21, of Akron; Steven Pitts, 23, of Norton; J’Lani Pryce, 22, of Akron; Chauncey Read More…

Self-defense shooter to receive his gun back

ELYRIA — A county judge has ordered Elyria police to return a .45-caliber pistol to a Water Street man who used the weapon to shoot and kill an intruder in his home more than a year ago. Lorain County Common Pleas Judge John Miraldi ruled that there was no reason not to return the gun Read More…

State Wrestling: Elyria goes 3-0 on Day 1; area sends 10 to quarterfinals

Kevin Vough, left, of Elyria controls his Division I championship bracket match against Tristan Roberts of GlenOak. DAVID RICHARD / CHRONICLE

COLUMBUS — The Day 1 goal of winning and advancing was expertly executed by Elyria’s three Division I state qualifiers Thursday night. Armando Torres gutted out a 5-1 win in his 120-pound first-round match, Ben Darmstadt breezed to a 7-3 victory at 152 and heavyweight freshman Kevin Vough made a statement with a second-period pin. Read More…